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newbeginning10 07-21-2018 02:23 PM

Step Card help
I would like to know if there is something that I can make to keep a side step card from falling flat! I have tried everything and the card eventually falls.

Thank you for your help!

bjeans 07-21-2018 03:08 PM

This may not apply since you're dealing with a step card, but just in case, are the top/longest parts of the card scored with the mountain (raised) side inside or out? If inside, it can help a top folded card stay upright.

dini 07-22-2018 04:59 AM

What weight cardstock are you using for your base? I use 110# cover weight, and that's very sturdy.

newbeginning10 07-22-2018 03:10 PM

I will try that. Thank you!

Cook22 07-23-2018 03:46 AM

I usually add a little strip of paper, maybe about 21/2"-3" long,scored about 1/2" from each end: I stick it inside the card, to the back snd front, about an inch up, to act as a brace. I've always found they tend to start falling flat after a while. It means you can't write on the inside, but there's plenty of space to write a greeting on the back.

wavejumper 07-25-2018 05:38 AM

Good question! Subbing.

jeanne3579 07-25-2018 07:29 AM

Is this just for displaying purposes? I have found that the picture holders I get at HL that have the adjustable width base work great for this, as well as other cards with "special needs" for displaying.

Rebecca Ednie 07-25-2018 04:19 PM

Use some very heavy weight cardstock. Buying 110# coverweight cardstock isnít always enough because 110# isnít a consistent weight. Jennifer McGuire had a video about this. I like Papertrey cardstock. Itís always very sturdy. I believe Jennifer recommended Gina K and a specific labeled Neenah cardstock. But the latter only comes in white and kraft that I know of.

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